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Garowe (Somali: Garoowe, Arabic: غاروي‎) is the administrative capital of the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia.


Located in the Nugal province of northeastern Somalia, in the heart of the Puntland region, fast-growing Garowe is the seat of the regional parliament, the presidential palace and government ministries, and is a local media and cultural hub.


The area was ruled in the 19th century by the Majeerteen Sultanate. It was later incorporated into Italian Somaliland.

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By plane[edit]

The new Garowe International Airport is located about 12 km from the city center.

By car[edit]

Garowe is traversed by a 750-km north–south highway that connects major cities in the northern part of the country, such as Bosaso and Galkayo, with towns in the south.

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Being the retail and fashion hub of Somalia it is no surprise that shopping is one of Garowe's greatest pleasures. From the local suuqa injida (injimarket) and Oolympic Shopping Mall to top-end shopping malls and everything in between, you will be sure to find something to suit your budget and style.



Somali shaah (tea)


Garowe has more than 30 hotels, many of surprisingly high quality, and guest houses.

  • Rayaan Park Hotel, isbartiibada Road (bus). Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 14:00. US$15.


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